Snickers Cheesecake Squares
2 cups Oreo sandwich cookie crumbs
1/4 cup melted butter
4 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 bars (2.07 oz. ea.) Snickers bars, chopped, divided
Crust: Mix crumbs and butter. Press onto bottom of 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
Filling Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; mix until blended. Gently stir in 1 cup of the chopped candy bars. Pour into crust. Sprinkle with remaining chopped candy bars.
Bake at 350ºF for 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Cut into squares.
Variation: Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bars: Prepare and bake as directed. Cut into 32 bars. Place bars on wire rack. Melt 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons shortening. Pour over bars to completely cover with chocolate.